Save the Date!



  • Do not opt out of receiving Blackboard messages from Los Angeles Valley College or Los Angeles Community College District.  Opting out will result in you not receiving an invitation and other important deadlines for graduation.
  • Make sure to check your student email on a regular basis for important deadlines. Check your spam/junk folder as well.  
  • Make an appointment with a counselor ahead of time.  The deadline to submit a graduation petition is March 15th, so please make sure to meet with a counselor before March 15, 2024.
  • Report to Monarch Hall at 7:30am.  Monarch Hall is located in the Campus Center building.
  • You must wear a black cap and gown.
  • Do no wear heels. Wear flat shoes.
  • Pets or animals are not allowed. If you have a service animal, please make sure to contact the Office of Student Life at least three days ahead.  Emotional support animals are Not service animals. 
  • Children are not allowed to walk with graduates. Please make the appropriate child care arrangements. 
  • Lost or stolen tickets will not be replaced.

Can I share what college/university I will be transferring to?

Yes. We want to recognize all LAVC graduates who are transferring to four-year colleges and universities. Please come back to this site in the spring semester (2024) for more information. 

COVID-19 Protocols

This event is an outdoor event. Masks are not required. Testing is not required. 

GRADUATES: Leave your personal belongings with your family. We do not have a place to store your personal items. Do not bring your pets. You will not be allowed to walk. 

How to Purchase Your Cap and Gown

Students participating in the ceremony must wear a BLACK cap and gown. Please visit or contact the LAVC Monarch Bookstore at (818) 947-2313 for more information on how to purchase a cap and gown. Graduation merchandise will be available for purchase soon sometime in March 2024.

PRICES: These prices are from 2023 and are subject to change.

  • Cap, gown and insignia tassel: $49.95 plus tax
  • Sash: $44.95 plus tax
  • Diploma covers: 
  • Gold honor cords: $14.95 plus tax (Student must be on a list provided to the bookstore to purchase this cord)

Receiving Your Diploma

Fall 2022 graduates may have received their diplomas already; however, Spring 2023 "Candidates for Graduation" should receive their diploma by mail after the start of the Fall 2023 semester (approximately in October, 2023).

Make sure that your address is correct on the Student Information System. To change your address, you need to fill out a change-of-address form in the Admissions Office.

Please note that the Graduation Office will first certify your spring semester grades in order to issue a diploma. Your participation in the graduation ceremony does not indicate you have completed all requirements for graduation

In the meantime, if you need proof of graduation, you may request an official copy of your transcripts from the Admissions and Records Office, or you can print an unofficial transcript from the Student Information System.

LAVC Alumni Association

You're invited to join our LAVC Alumni Association. Please call our LAVC Foundation Office at (818) 947-2619 to take advantage of this special offer.


IN ORDER TO GRADUATE, you must submit a "Graduation Petition" by March 15, 2024 in order for your name to appear in the graduation program. Please call the Admissions and Records Office at (818) 947-2553 or visit the Admissions and Records Office in person or their Virtual Desk.